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TOC: The Vocabula Review, Vol 5 No 6 (2003)

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Message 1: The Vocabula Review, Vol 5 No 6 (2003)

Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 17:38:54 +0000
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Subject: The Vocabula Review, Vol 5 No 6 (2003)

Publisher: The Vocabula Review
Journal Title: The Vocabula Review
Volume Number: 5
Issue Number: 6
Issue Date: June, 2003

Main text:
In the June issue of The Vocabula Review - now online - Peter Trudgill
takes on Mark Halpern.

The Critical Reader Rebutted
Trudgill Takes on Halpern

Converse Terms, Polysemy, and Respect for Nonstandard Dialects
Peter Trudgill

I am puzzled by Mark Halpern's piece [Myth-Bashing as a Substitute for
Thought] attacking my chapter on lexical-semantic change in Language
Myths, and by his motivation for writing it. He agrees with me that it
is inevitable and natural that languages change through time, but he
seems not to share my respect for individuals who happen to be in the
vanguard of any particular change at any one time. ... More ...

Robert Hartwell Fiske
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